District heating pipes in Ukraine. Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

The DemoUkrainaDH funding programme has launched its third Call for Applications for demonstration projects in the district heating sector in Ukraine. The programme offers publicly-owned companies in Ukraine the opportunity to apply for funding for the development of projects aimed at modernising district heating systems.

The upcoming investments are expected to save both energy and money for the municipalities concerned.

DemoUkrainaDH is a programme established by NEFCO and the Ukrainian Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy. The programme is financed by NEFCO, the Swedish government via the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). NEFCO administers the programme and ensures cost and energy efficiency by consulting and sourcing professional district heating expertise.

The municipal district heating projects are financed with grants from Sida and loans from NEFCO. DemoUkrainaDH offers grant funding up to a maximum of 50% of the total external funding, but not exceeding EUR 300,000 per project. Moreover, credit financing is offered to a maximum of EUR 500,000 per project. Applicants for DemoUkrainaDH will have to themselves fund not less than 15% of the project costs.

Sixteen projects partners have already been selected for implementation of demonstration projects in a wide range of Ukrainian cities in two earlier calls. These projects are at various stages of development.

Read more about the third Call for Applications
Learn more about DemoUkrainaDH
Learn more about Sida
Learn more about E5P
Read an online story about a DemoUkrainaDH-financed project in Poltava